– It’s The World Kidney Day, today!!


This day, observed on every second Thursday of March, is to create awareness among people on how to prevent kidney diseases… Take this quiz to test your knowledge about kidneys and find out if you may be at risk of kidney disease.

Deaths claimed by infectious diseases will decline by 3% over the next decade. In marked contrast, chronic diseases, that already account for 72% of the total global burden of disease in people over 30, will increase by 17%. Much of this in developing countries like us…

Around 10,000 people in Karnataka develop kidney failure every year. And one in ten people in India suffers from some form of mild kidney disease. The exorbitant cost of treatment makes the situation worse for kidney patients, despite 80 per cent of Karnataka’s nephrologists are in Bangalore. Another concern is that a good number of people in their financially active years (as young as 35 and 40 years old) are coming up with kidney problems…

Perhaps earmarking The World Kidney Day, would succeed if all of us are aware of the importance of our kidneys – an amazing organ that plays a crucial role in keeping us alive and well – and to spread the message that kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable. All Major hospitals like Manipal Institute of Nephrology and Urology, Mallya Hospital, Sagar Apollo Hospitals etc have special initiatives year marked for awareness and prevention of kidney diseases…

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5 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 2:31 pm

    Informative post, Rajesh….thanks!

  2. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 2:57 pm

    Thanks Ravi.

  3. Sanjay Pandey (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:13 pm

    Thanks Rajesh, the quiz link was superb. I got 50% of answers right so got to know what all I did not knew about kidney.

  4. Ravi (unregistered) on March 8th, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

    Strange. According to the quiz, ‘each kidney is approximately the size of your fist’. I thought that our heart was about the size of a clenched fist! Hmmmm, so much for my G.K awareness levels! :(

  5. Rajesh (unregistered) on March 9th, 2007 @ 9:11 am

    with modern times, hectic schedules to catch up, we tend to neglect very fact that our body needs it’s due attention and maintainance…

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